Syndicated Columnist Chuck Jaffe Advises Readers to Have “The Financial Talk” Now to Avoid Pain Later

If something were to happen to your spouse, would you know how to find all the important information about your financial accounts? Would all your beneficiary designations be up to date? Do you even agree on who your beneficiaries should be? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. The sad reality is that many…

Despite Our Age of Connectedness, Millions of Seniors Face “An Epidemic of Loneliness,” Say the Experts

A pair of articles we’ve recently read tell an important story, one that should change the way we think about aging. In spite of an era in which we can connect with each other instantaneously, millions of seniors are living out their lives in isolation from regular human contact. The result, says one of the…

Can Retiring be “Dangerous”? Yes – if You Haven’t Prepared for the Changes Retirement Will Bring

Whenever you hear people discussing their retirement hopes and dreams, what’s the number one thing they seem to talk about? In our experience the answer is usually money. “I’ll retire when I can afford to,” they’ll say – or “I think my financial plan will allow me to retire next year.” This kind of one-dimensional,…

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Is Early Retirement Causing Men to Die Prematurely? New Study Suggests an Alarming Link

The Forbes Magazine website is out with an alarming new article suggesting that early retirement – so often touted as the goal of many working men and women – may not be the healthiest choice, especially for men. This article that we just discovered on the Forbes website suggests that there might be an unnerving…

Everyone Dies Someday – but Where? New Study Shows Increasing Rate of Seniors Dying at Home, Not in Hospital

If you’ve heard our AgingOptions radio program, read our blog or attended a LifePlanning Seminar, this statement should sound familiar: one of the things seniors fear most is being forced late in life into institutional care against their wishes. We would add a corollary to that statement to say that, given a choice, older people…

As People Live Longer, More “Boomerang Seniors” are Relocating to be Close to Their Own Very Old Parents

People relocate all the time to be closer to family. It’s certainly not unusual to think about aging parents moving to another community – or another state – to be closer to their adult children and their grandchildren. Traditionally, the image in our minds used to be that of a couple in their 70s moving…

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Another Celebrity Legal Battle Heats Up, This Time Involving 95-Year-Old Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee

It seems to happen with depressing regularity: another big-name celebrity is caught up in a bitter squabble with adult children, business managers, and high-priced lawyers over the disposition of their money. The most recent example to hit the headlines is Marvel comics icon Stan Lee, who is reported to be suffering from physical and mental…